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<center><big>MeritBadge.Org's [[Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project]] page combines [[Boy Scout Requirements]],<br> [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927.pdf Project Workbook], [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies|Advancement Policies]] and [[Boy Scout Handbook|Handbook]] requirements into the [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] {{PDF}}.<br>
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<center><big>MeritBadge.Org's [[Eagle Scout Service Project]] page combines [[Boy Scout Requirements]],<br> [https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927_fillable.pdf Project Workbook], [[Guide to Advancement]] and [[Boy Scout Handbook|Handbook]] requirements into the [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] {{PDF}}.<br>
Also see the [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] {{PDF}} and [[Eagle Scout Rank]]. </big></center><br>
Also see the [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] {{PDF}} and [[Eagle Scout Rank]]. </big></center><br>
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==Checklist==
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==Requirements Sources==
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There are four ''different'' sources for the [[Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project]] requirements:
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# [[Boy Scout Requirements]]
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# [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927.pdf Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook]
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# [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies|Advancement Policies #33088]]
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# [[Boy Scout Handbook]]
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There are four ''different'' sources for the [[Eagle Scout Service Project]] requirements:
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# ''[[Boy Scout Handbook]]''
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# ''[[Boy Scout Requirements]]'': <span class=plainlinks>[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/Eagle_rank_2016.pdf Eagle Scout rank requirements {{PDF}}]</span>
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# ''[[Guide to Advancement]]''
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# <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/advancement-and-awards/eagle-scout-workbook/ Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook]</span> &mdash; Scouting.org
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Unfortunately no two of these list exactly the same requirements. So how do you know which requirements to follow?
Unfortunately no two of these list exactly the same requirements. So how do you know which requirements to follow?
The [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] combines all of the requirements onto one page. Where there are differences, it uses the wording from the more important source:
The [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] combines all of the requirements onto one page. Where there are differences, it uses the wording from the more important source:
{{Checklist|The [[:Media:Eagle_Project_Plan_Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf]] {{PDF}} compiles all 27 Eagle Scout Leadership Service<br> Project requirements from four different sources into a single page.|auto}}
{{Checklist|The [[:Media:Eagle_Project_Plan_Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf]] {{PDF}} compiles all 27 Eagle Scout Leadership Service<br> Project requirements from four different sources into a single page.|auto}}
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==Boy Scout Requirements==
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{{BSR|2018}}
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{{Quote-source|5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the [https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/advancement-and-awards/eagle-scout-workbook/ Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927], in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the ''[[Guide to Advancement]]'', topics 9.0.2.0 through 9.0.2.16.)|[[Boy Scout Requirements]], p. 22}}
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Also see the [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] {{PDF}} for 100 ideas on one page. ''"The Scout must secure the prior approval of his unit leader, his unit committee, and the benefactor of the project."
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{{Quote-source|5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. 18-927E, in meeting this requirement.|[[Boy Scout Requirements]], p. 17}}
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'''[[Boy Scout Requirements]], pp. 20-21'''<br>
'''[[Boy Scout Requirements]], pp. 20-21'''<br>
While a Life Scout, a Scout must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project to any religious institution, school, or community.
While a Life Scout, a Scout must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project to any religious institution, school, or community.
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All the work on the project must be done while the candidate is a Life Scout and before the candidate's 18th birthday.
All the work on the project must be done while the candidate is a Life Scout and before the candidate's 18th birthday.
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The variety of projects performed throughout the nation by Scouts earning their Eagle Scout Award is staggering. Only those living in an area can determine the greatest value and need for that area. Determine, therefore, whether the project is big enough, appropriate, and worth doing. For ideas and opportunities, the Scout can consult people such as school administrators, religious leaders, local government department directors, or a United Way agency's personnel.
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The variety of projects performed throughout the nation by Scouts earning their Eagle Scout Award is staggering. Only those living in an area can determine the greatest value and need for that area. Determine, therefore, whether the project is big enough, appropriate, and worth doing. For ideas and opportunities, the Scout can consult people such as school administrators, religious leaders, local government department directors, or a United Way agency's personnel.-->
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== ''Guide to Advancement'' ==
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The following sections in the 2017 ''Guide to Advancement'' provide guidance on each portion of the Eagle Scout service project:
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: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9022 9.0.2.2 “While a Life Scout …”]
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: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9023 9.0.2.3 “Plan, Develop …”]
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: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9024 9.0.2.4 “Give Leadership to Others …”]
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: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9025 9.0.2.5 “Helpful to Any Religious Institution, Any School, or Your Community”]
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: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9026 9.0.2.6 “Benefit an Organization Other Than the Boy Scouts of America”]
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: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9027 9.0.2.7 “Proposal Must Be Approved … Before You Start”]
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: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/eagle-scout-rank/#9028 9.0.2.8 “Use the ''Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook''“]
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==Advancement Policies==
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{{Quote-source|''"No council, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to or subtract from any advancement requirement."''|[[Boy_Scout_Advancement#Boy_Scout_Advancement|Advancement Policies #33088]], page 23}}
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(The following are quoted from: [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies|Advancement Policies #33088]], page 27-28)
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(The following are quoted from: [[Advancement Policies]] #33088, page 27-28)
''"For a service project to qualify as an [[Eagle Scout]] service project, the Scout, while a Life Scout, must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project benefiting any religious institution, school, or community. These projects, of course, must conform to the wishes and regulations of those for whom the project is undertaken."''
''"For a service project to qualify as an [[Eagle Scout]] service project, the Scout, while a Life Scout, must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project benefiting any religious institution, school, or community. These projects, of course, must conform to the wishes and regulations of those for whom the project is undertaken."''
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''"The district or council advancement committee also can be helpful by identifying possible projects."''
''"The district or council advancement committee also can be helpful by identifying possible projects."''
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==Examples==
==Examples==
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''From the [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927.pdf Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook No. 512-927 (2009 Printing)]''
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See the [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] (2009) {{PDF}} for 100 ideas on one page.
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::From the ''Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook'' No. 512-927 (2009 Printing)
A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Scout Award illustrates that
A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Scout Award illustrates that
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* Trained fellow students as audiovisual aides for their school. Arranged for more than 200 hours of audiovisual work.
* Trained fellow students as audiovisual aides for their school. Arranged for more than 200 hours of audiovisual work.
* Prepared plans for a footbridge on a trail in a national forest. Worked with rangers to learn the skills necessary to build the structure, gathered materials and tools, and then directed a Scout work group to do the construction.
* Prepared plans for a footbridge on a trail in a national forest. Worked with rangers to learn the skills necessary to build the structure, gathered materials and tools, and then directed a Scout work group to do the construction.
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==History==
==History==
Here is the history of changes to the Eagle Scout Service Project requirement. For other BSA history see the [[Boy Scouts of America Historical Highlights]].
Here is the history of changes to the Eagle Scout Service Project requirement. For other BSA history see the [[Boy Scouts of America Historical Highlights]].
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* 2008 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. '''18-927E''', in meeting this requirement."
* 2008 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. '''18-927E''', in meeting this requirement."
* 2009 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. '''512-927''', in meeting this requirement."
* 2009 – "5. …You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, BSA Publication No. '''512-927''', in meeting this requirement."
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==References==
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/advancement-and-awards/eagle-scout-workbook/ Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook]</span> &mdash; Scouting.org
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/Eagle_rank_2016.pdf Eagle Scout rank requirements {{PDF}}]</span> &mdash; Scouting.org
* [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] {{PDF}} - Combines all of the requriements onto one page.
* [[Media:Eagle Project Plan Checklist.pdf|Eagle Project Checklist]] {{PDF}} - Combines all of the requriements onto one page.
* [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] {{PDF}} - with 100 ideas on one page. ''"The Scout must secure the prior approval of his unit leader, his unit committee, and the benefactor of the project."
* [[Media:Sample Eagle Project Ideas.pdf|Sample Eagle Project Ideas]] {{PDF}} - with 100 ideas on one page. ''"The Scout must secure the prior approval of his unit leader, his unit committee, and the benefactor of the project."
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* [[Boy Scout Requirements]]
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* [http://www.nesa.org/trail/index.html Trail To Eagle] &mdash; official BSA web site
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* [[Bookshelf#Advancement_Policies|Advancement Policies #33088]]
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*[http://www.nesa.org/trail/index.html Trail To Eagle] &mdash; official BSA web site
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** [http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-927.pdf Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, No. 512-927] (2009 Printing)
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**[http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/512-728_web.pdf ''Eagle Scout Rank Application'', No. 512-728] (2009 Printing)
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* [[Service Projects]]
* [[Service Projects]]
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* [[Eagle Scout Rank]]
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* [[Eagle Scout rank]]
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* [http://www.scoutorama.com/project/ Eagle Project Ideas] [http://www.eaglescout.org/project/select.html More] - [http://www.buckskin.org/Resources/Boy_Scouts/Eagle_Scout_Project_Ideas.htm Still More] - [http://www.armadillodistrict.org/content/view/136/46/ Even more]
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* [http://www.scoutorama.com/project/ Eagle Project Ideas] [http://www.eaglescout.org/project/select.html More]
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Contents

Requirements Sources

There are four different sources for the Eagle Scout Service Project requirements:

  1. Boy Scout Handbook
  2. Boy Scout Requirements: Eagle Scout rank requirements Adobe Acrobat PDF
  3. Guide to Advancement
  4. Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook — Scouting.org

Boy Scout Requirements


The official source for the information shown in this is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)
5. While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project must benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, BSA publication No. 512-927, in meeting this requirement. (To learn more about the Eagle Scout service project, see the Guide to Advancement, topics 9.0.2.0 through 9.0.2.16.)
Boy Scout Requirements, p. 22


Guide to Advancement


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Guide To Advancement, 2017 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #N/A)

The following sections in the 2017 Guide to Advancement provide guidance on each portion of the Eagle Scout service project:

9.0.2.2 “While a Life Scout …”
9.0.2.3 “Plan, Develop …”
9.0.2.4 “Give Leadership to Others …”
9.0.2.5 “Helpful to Any Religious Institution, Any School, or Your Community”
9.0.2.6 “Benefit an Organization Other Than the Boy Scouts of America”
9.0.2.7 “Proposal Must Be Approved … Before You Start”
9.0.2.8 “Use the Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook

Examples

See the Sample Eagle Project Ideas (2009) Adobe Acrobat PDF for 100 ideas on one page.

From the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook No. 512-927 (2009 Printing)

A look at some projects other Scouts have done for their Eagle Scout Award illustrates that your project can be to construct something or can be to render a service. Scouts have

  • Made trays to fasten to wheelchairs for veterans with disabilities at a Veterans Administration hospital.
  • Collected used books and distributed them to people in the community who wanted and needed, but could not afford, books.
  • Built a sturdy footbridge across a brook to make a safe shortcut for children between their homes and school.
  • Collected and repaired used toys and gave them to a home for children with disabilities.
  • Organized and operated a bicycle safety campaign. This involved a written safety test, equipment safety check, and a skills contest in a bike rodeo.
  • Surveyed the remains of an old Spanish mission and prepared an accurate map relating it to the present church.
  • Built a “tot lot” in a big city neighborhood and set up a schedule for Boy Scouts to help run it.
  • Set up a community study center for children who needed a place to do schoolwork.
  • Trained fellow students as audiovisual aides for their school. Arranged for more than 200 hours of audiovisual work.
  • Prepared plans for a footbridge on a trail in a national forest. Worked with rangers to learn the skills necessary to build the structure, gathered materials and tools, and then directed a Scout work group to do the construction.

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